Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates vs Cubs, 6:35 PM; Cody Ponce Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates (18-28) take on the Chicago Cubs (24-22) at PNC Park on Tuesday night in game one of a three-game series. Cody Ponce will be on the mound for the Pirates, making his 2021 debut. He pitched 17 innings last year for the Pirates and had a 3.18 ERA. He has a 5.40 ERA in 11.2 innings at Indianapolis this season. The Cubs are countering with veteran righty Jake Arrieta, making his ninth start. He has a 4.46 ERA in 42.1 innings, with 31 strikeouts and a 1.30 WHIP.

To make room on the active roster for Ponce, Kyle Keller has been optioned to Indianapolis. He allowed three runs over 3.1 innings in three appearances for the Pirates.

Here are the lineups: